Virtual reconstruction of the frescos of the Ruhmeshalle as an interactive installation

The Ruhmeshalle of the Museum of Military History in Vienna is a representative space in Austria’s oldest museum, which was built between 1850 and 1856. The frescos by the artist Karl von Blaas were created at heights of up to thirty meters and form an impressive example of visual remembrance culture. The paintings depict significant events in Austrian military history from the middle ages to the nineteenth century. Due to the distance between viewer and frescos, it is difficult for on-site visitors to follow the historical narrative.



Today this interactive interpretation literally zooms down the story from far height and presents it appropriately to the visitor.“HGMRuhmeshalle VR” goal is to open new perspectives and an intuitive, contemporary reception of the narrative as a whole.
The implementation and the realization of the project required to re-photograph and reconstruct the Ruhmeshalle as a virtual space. Insofar“HGMRuhmeshalle VR” is an innovative, supplemental offer in the field of cultural mediation that enables an ideal transfer of knowledge in the museum and on the internet. Designed and built by dform in Austria, 2018.


Interface Design, product design and development: dform, Wien / Vienna, 2018

Concept, design and project management: Christian Manser, Andreas Pawlik

In cooperation with: Manuel Steinböck (programming),

Mihai Spanache (3D-construction), Maik Perfahl( rendering Ruhmeshalle overview)

Photography: Reinhold Leitner / cupix

Video: Stella Butz und Leo Mühlfeld für dform, Wien

Music: radian

Copyright: dform, Wien / Vienna 2018


Beteiligte(r) Designer: Andreas Pawlik Christian Manser

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